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2 Ohio men cleared of murder after decades in prison to get $1.6M

By Reuters on April 11, 2015, at 10:31 a.m.
Two Ohio men who were cleared of murder last year after spending decades in prison will receive about $1.6 million from the state for their wrongful imprisonment, a judge ruled Friday. The Ohio Court of Claims judge ruled that Wiley Bridgeman and his brother, Kwame Ajamu, would get a combined …
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez and defense attorney Charles Rankin  listen to US Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh addressing the jury before sending them to continue deliberation in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, April 10, 2015.

After 4 days, no verdict in ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial

By Reuters on April 10, 2015, at 1:44 p.m.
FALL RIVER, Massachusetts — The jury in the murder trial of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez finished its fourth day of deliberations on Friday without a verdict. Hernandez, 25, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is accused of fatally shooting semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd …
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in New York in this March 10, 2015 file photo.

Hillary Clinton to announce presidential bid on Sunday

By Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg on April 10, 2015, at 11:07 a.m.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton officially plans to launch her bid to become the nation’s first female president on Sunday. Two people familiar with the Clinton team’s plans confirmed to Bloomberg that she will make the initial announcement in a video on Sunday. Clinton will then head to …
A Walgreens logo is seen outside its store in New York City, in this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. announced earnings on April 9, 2015.

Walgreens closing 200 stores but opening 200 others

By Ellen Jean Hirst, Chicago Tribune on April 09, 2015, at 10:51 a.m.
CHICAGO — Walgreens Boots Alliance said Thursday it will close about 200 less-profitable U.S. Walgreens stores and open the same number of stores in new locations. A spokesman told the Chicago Tribune on Thursday that the stores will close during the next three years, with the last closing no later …

Sabra recalls 30,000 cases of hummus over listeria fears

By Reuters on April 09, 2015, at 10:26 a.m.
Sabra Dipping Co. voluntarily recalled 30,000 cases of its classic hummus nationwide over possible listeria contamination, federal health officials and the company said Wednesday. The recall follows warnings from U.S. health officials over the weekend against eating any products from a Blue Bell Creameries’ Oklahoma ice cream plant, which temporarily …

Norway’s prime minister apologizes for treatment of Gypsies during WWII

By Reuters on April 08, 2015, at 8:33 p.m.
OSLO — Prime Minister Erna Solberg apologized Wednesday for discrimination against Norway’s Roma Gypsy population before and after World War II, calling it a dark part of the country’s history, and promised to pay reparations. The Scandinavian country’s small Roma minority, of around 500, have campaigned since the 1990s for …
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Tsarnaev convicted in Boston bombing, may face death sentence

By Scott Malone, Elizabeth Barber and Richard Valdmanis, Reuters on April 08, 2015, at 2:14 p.m.
BOSTON — Dzokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured 264 others, and the jury will now decide whether to sentence him to death. Tsarnaev, 21, is the surviving member of pair of ethnic Chechen brothers who planted the homemade …
A police officer watches protestors at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday.

South Carolina police officer fired after black man’s shooting death

By Harriet McLeod, Reuters on April 08, 2015, at 2:07 p.m.
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina — A white South Carolina police officer has been fired from his job after being charged with murder for shooting an apparently unarmed black man in the back as he fled, but questions remained Wednesday about some details of the killing that was filmed by a …

Kansas first state to ban 2nd-trimester abortion procedure

By Reuters on April 08, 2015, at 9:04 a.m.
Kansas became the first state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure when Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, on Tuesday signed into a law an act to halt what lawmakers said are “dismemberment abortions.” The law that goes into effect on July 1 prohibits the use of dilation and evacuation. …

Oregon mother says she found bags of pot in toddler’s Easter gift

By Reuters on April 06, 2015, at 8:01 p.m.
SEATTLE — An Oregon mother says she got more than she bargained for when she picked up an Easter gift for her toddler in the clearance section of a local Wal-Mart. Christina Marie Hannahs of Otis said she found three bags of marijuana stuffed inside the “Smart Shots Sports Center” …

Minnesota finds lethal bird flu in two more turkey flocks

By Reuters on April 06, 2015, at 7:52 p.m.
CHICAGO — Minnesota, the top U.S. turkey producing state, has found two more commercial turkey flocks to be infected with a lethal strain of avian flu, including one in a previously established quarantine zone, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. The state in the past month has found …
A worker walks near the railway track on the site of the train wreck in Lac-Megantic in July 2013.

National board issues ‘urgent’ recommendations to boost oil train safety

By Reuters on April 06, 2015, at 6:38 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called for the faster replacement of rail cars that carry flammable liquids like crude oil or ethanol, one of four urgent recommendations stemming from an investigation of recent derailments. The NTSB is seeking an “aggressive schedule” to replace or retrofit the …

Hungry sea lion pulls man holding fish off boat in California

By Reuters on April 06, 2015, at 8:32 a.m.
A man was injured on Sunday after he was pulled into the water by a sea lion that jumped from the water at a San Diego marina and grabbed a fish he was holding, authorities said. The sea lion jumped onto the railing of a boat at the Hyatt Mission …

Report: Rolling Stone’s University of Virginia campus rape story was a ‘journalistic failure’

By Frank McGurty, Reuters on April 05, 2015, at 8:15 p.m.
NEW YORK — Rolling Stone magazine failed to follow basic journalistic safeguards in publishing a since-retracted story about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house, according to an outside review of the matter released on Sunday. “Rolling Stone’s repudiation of the main narrative in ‘A Rape …
Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda walks the high wire from the U.S. side to the Canadian side over the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in this June 2012 file photo. Jenny Wallenda, the matriarch of the “Flying Wallenda” family of acrobats known for their breathtaking high-wire stunts, has died, the family said on Sunday.

Jenny Wallenda, matriarch of the ‘Flying Wallenda’ family, dies

By Reuters on April 05, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
Jenny Wallenda, the matriarch of the “Flying Wallenda” family of acrobats known for their breathtaking high-wire stunts, has died, the family said on Sunday. She was 87. Wallenda died in Sarasota, Florida, on Friday night after a long illness, her nephew Rick Wallenda said. “She contributed greatly to our family, …

Man arrested after human remains found in bag near MIT campus

By Reuters on April 05, 2015, at 3:20 p.m.
A man was in custody on Sunday in connection with the discovery of human remains found in a duffel bag about a half-mile from the Cambridge campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to law enforcement authorities. Police said the bag containing the remains was discovered on Saturday morning after …

US, allies conduct airstrikes against Islamic State militants

By Reuters on April 05, 2015, at 2:50 p.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. and allied forces conducted 15 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State militants during the past 24 hours, the combined joint task force said Sunday. Three of the strikes, part of a continuing operation against Islamic State, targeted militants in Syria. Twelve strikes were aimed at …

Lindsey Graham says Hillary could have reached better deal on Iran

By Reuters on April 05, 2015, at 2:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, said the United States should put off a final nuclear agreement with Iran until after the U.S. election and said Democrat Hillary Clinton could get a better deal. The South Carolina Republican sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s negotiating skills …

Former drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd dies in car crash in Georgia

By Reuters on April 04, 2015, at 4:57 p.m.
Robert Burns Jr., a founding member and former drummer of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died in a car crash in Georgia, state officials said Saturday. He was 64 years old. Burns was not wearing his seat belt when his car went off a road late Friday, striking a …

Prayers no defense as Kenya gunmen sought out non-Muslims

By Reuters on April 03, 2015, at 2:51 p.m.
GARISSA, Kenya — The mistake they made was to pray to Jesus. An eyewitness of the deadly assault by Somali Islamist militants on a Kenyan university spoke on Friday of three female students he saw executed as they begged for mercy. Reuben Mwavita, 21, a student, said the three were …
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